Black History learning set to be made compulsory in schools across Wales under Welsh Labour.

Wales is going to become the first country in the United Kingdom to make the teaching of black, Asian, and minority ethnic histories a requirement in schools.

The Senedd will vote on the requirement next month, but it was revealed today to coincide with the opening of Black History Month.

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The topic will be required to be taught as part of the new Welsh Curriculum, which will be implemented in September 2022.

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The curriculum is divided into six sections, each of which contains a number of “big ideas.”

One of the said ideas will be “human societies are complex and diverse, and shaped by human actions and beliefs,” by introducing the “‘big ideals” they hope students will “develop an understanding of the complex, pluralistic and diverse nature of societies, past and present.”

“These stories are diverse, spanning different communities as well as in particular the stories of black, Asian and minority ethnic people,” according to the curriculum.

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Last year, over 35,000 people signed a Senedd petition urging the Welsh government to make black history compulsory.

“It is vitally important that our education system equips our young people to understand and respect their own and each other’s histories, cultures and traditions,” said Jeremy Miles, Minister for Education and Welsh Language for the Welsh Government.

“Today’s announcement will help enrich the new curriculum, and therefore teaching in Wales, for years to come.”

“If we are to progress as a society, we must create an education system which broadens our understanding and knowledge of the many cultures which have built Wales’s, and the world’s, past and present.”

Following the Black Lives Matters demonstrations, there have been fresh requests for more black history and concerns like British imperialism to be taught in schools across the UK.

The national curriculum in England states that students should learn about “social, cultural and technological change in post-war British society.” It suggests that schools teach “an aspect of social history, such as the impact through time of the migration of people to, from and within the British Isles.”

2 thoughts on “Black History learning set to be made compulsory in schools across Wales under Welsh Labour.

  1. ITS DISCUSTING THEY DESTROY OUR HISTORY AND STATUES THEY DONT KNOW ABOUT THIER OWN HISTORY ITS COS THEY HAVNT EVEN BOTHERED TOLEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT THE PAST THE ONLY THING THEY KNOW IS GREED MURDER DESTUCTION AND TAKING THINGS THAT DONT BELONG TO THEM OUR MONEY OUR HOMES AND ANYTHING ELSE THEY WANT

    1. Could not agree more with Anonymous. However, I see no reason why our children and grandchildren should not be taught about all the different factions around the world. They are all part of World History. I have many coloured friends and none of them agree with all this BLM crap or any of this other rubbish that is going on. They are of the opinion, all of those that are causing trouble, they should be made to make an essay, away from a computer or reference books about their knowledge of what they are protesting about and why. I bet there are none of these numpties could do that.
      All of those that are causing all this trouble, the BLM crap and the rest of it, demanding removal of statues and all the rest of it, should be thoroughly investigated, any of them that is found to be a foreign national should lose everything in the UK and be deported back tot heir country of origin. Once very strict lesson they all need to be taught, “all of these foreigners are guests in the UK”. That is very important. Any one of them found to be disrespecting our country, committing criminal offences in the UK, are liable to deportation. They should told very clearly, if you dislike the UK so much, then you must consider two options, either remove yourself from the UK forever or, remain in the UK and abide by its rules, regulations and laws. Respect the culture of the country you are a guest in. Absolutely no options outside of that sphere.
      Sick to the back teeth of these imports or the offsprings of these imports coming to this country and then start dictating and making demands that will not be fulfilled.. Very easy options, stay and behave, abide by the rules, regulations and laws or get out.

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